2010 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE – Gifts Cooks Love: Recipes For Giving

by Valerie Gray, From Val's Kitchen

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Gifts Cooks Love: Recipes for Giving

  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing (September 28, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0740793500
  • ISBN-13: 978-0740793509

About Gifts Cooks Love: Recipes For Giving

Gifts Cooks Love: Recipes for Giving (September 28, 2010; Andrews McMeel Publishing; $25), the new cookbook by kitchenware retailer Sur La Table and award-winning author Diane Morgan, offers a variety of gift-giving ideas for everyone on your list this holiday season. A few ideas from the book include:

Mother, Grandmother, Sister

* Breakfast Kit
* Biscotti Christmas Tree
* Mexican Drinking Chocolate

Friends – Women

* Blackberry-Merlot Jellies
* Cheese Kit
* Blueberry-Blackberry-Basil Margarita Puree

Dad, Grandfather, Brother

* Pasta Kit
* Aleppo Pepper-Peach Chutney
* Smoky Tomato Ketchup

Friends – Men

* Benny’s Bacon
* Grill Kit
* Apricot-Bourbon Mustard


* Boysenberry and Lemon Verbena Jam
* Olive Oil and Herb-Cured Albacore Tuna
* Cracked Pepper, Dried Cherry and Chocolate Chunk Biscotti


* Retro Popcorn Kit
* S’Mores Kit
* Double Fudge Brownie Pops


National kitchenware retailer Sur La Table and award-winning author Diane Morgan guide you through the essentials of gifting from the heart with their new cookbook, Gifts Cook Love: Recipes for Giving (Andrews McMeel Publishing, September 28, 2010, $25.00, Jacketed Hardcover, 192 pages). From sweet and savory gifts to drinkable delights and smoked, cured and dried goodies, Gifts Cooks Love is packed with ideas for year-round gift giving. Gifts Cooks Love offers recipes for every level of cook—providing accessible recipes delivered with helpful kitchen tips and techniques, detailed ingredient notes, as well as guidance for artfully wrapping and presenting the forty edible gifts. Recipe categories include: Sweet Preserved Gifts; Savory Preserved Gifts; Smoked, Cured & Dried Gifts; Baked Gifts; Confections & Chocolate Gifts; Drink Gifts; No-Cook Gifts; and Make-A-Gift. Gifts Cooks Love will show you how to turn your handcrafted, delicious food gifts into personal expressions of thoughtfulness, gifts that any cook will love to give or receive.


Sur La Table is the trusted authority when it comes to all things cooking related. Sur La Table entices aficionados and curious beginners alike with its amazing selection of cookware, bakeware, tools, cookbooks, and cooking school programs designed to make any cook’s life easier. It is the co-author of six books, including The Art and Soul of Baking, which received the 2009 IACP Cookbook Award for Baking, was chosen by Gourmet magazine as a book club selection, and was nominated for 2009 baking book of the year by the James Beard Foundation. The original store and headquarters are in Seattle, WA, and Sur La Table operates more than 80 stores nationwide as well as a Web site and catalog.

Diane Morgan is an award-winning cookbook author, freelance food writer, culinary instructor, and restaurant con­sultant. She is the author of fourteen cookbooks and has been involved in the world of food for more than twenty-five years. Diane has been a regular contributor to the Los Angeles Times food section and has written for Bon Appétit, Fine Cooking, Cooking Light, the Oregonian, Northwest Palate, and Edible Portland. She has appeared on NBC’s Today show, ABC World News Now, The Early Show on CBS, the Food Network, Smart Solutions on HGTV, Seasonings on PBS, and Good Day Oregon. In addition, for the past two years, Diane has consulted on the core menu, promotional seasonal menus, and recipes for a chain of family dining restaurants in the Northwest. She lives in Portland, OR.

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pat.navymom November 21, 2010 - 6:48 am

Home brings with it the heart and effort of the giver.


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